Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden is currently undergoing a major modernisation. By 2023, the hospital will be totally transformed through both renovation and new buildings. One impressive project, soon to be completed, is the new patient care building. The building will span across nine floors, and will contain 96 single patient rooms, 10 operating rooms, as well as more consulting rooms. Within the new premises there will also be a medical health centre with day care rooms and dialysis areas as well as an auditorium.
The building is not only impressive in terms of structure and size but those involved have also made a commitment to safety and sustainability. The aim is to certify the building according to the Swedish environmental classification system at the highest level; gold. Kingspan Insulation was on hand to help the hospital achieve this goal through the use of two products Kooltherm phenolic insultation and Therma PIR Insulation for the walls and roof. Energy efficiency and sustainability are important elements of this project, but the hospital cannot compromise on the safety of patients, visitors and hospital staff, particularly when it comes to fire safety. This was a critical factor when deciding on insulation materials. The new patient care building is said to open later this year.